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When I first saw this custom totem necklace I knew I wanted to create a mom necklace representing our blended family. UncommonGoods offers so many personalized anniversary gifts and I felt this necklace would be unique to me. It was the perfect item to mark our one year wedding anniversary.
When ordering the sterling silver necklace I was able to select which stones I wanted to add to the totem. There were 21 stones to choose from and you can add up to five stones on your totem. Five was the perfect number for mine since I have five children.
When Andrew and I got married last summer we made the ceremony center around marrying our families together. Each child was mentioned in our vows and they stood next to us uniting as one family blending together. It was important to both of us that they were not only present but involved. Blending families can be tough and we acknowledged that we were not just marrying one another – we combining two families into one. At our beach wedding we had personalized wedding gifts but this necklace from Uncommon Goods was a way to have a personalized family symbol.
When deciding which stones to add to my totem necklace I searched stones that represented the month each child was born. Some stones were easy to find and others a little more challenging. Some of the stones do not necessarily represent the month but they represent the astrology sign of the child. For instance the Carnelian stone is the power stone for April which is the month Gabby was born. Vanessa was also born in April but I wanted each stone to be different. Instead I used the Rose Quartz for her since she was born in late April making her a Taurus and the Rose Quartz is the power stone for that astrology sign. Love happens to be Vanessa’s middle name and also the meaning behind the Rose Quartz.
I had a fabulous time researching all the stones and selecting the most fitting combination for our blended family.
Each stone has its own meaning behind it as well. Carrying around strength, love, emotional balance, healing & good fortune and ambition is pretty powerful. Those are all amazing qualities to tie around my neck daily.
This unique and custom necklace would make a great gift for anyone. Even if you do not want to research the stones or have them represent a person, you can simply use the chart on Uncommon Goods to see what each stone represents. Maybe you want to encourage a friend in her new venture and provide a totem filled with strength, devotion and calming. Or maybe you purchase the custom totem necklace as a wedding gift from UncommonGoods and use stones to represent love, joy and prosperity. Either way your custom necklace creation is sure to be beautiful since it will be filled with stones you personally choose.
Full Disclosure: I received this necklace complimentary in order to conduct this review. All opinions are 100% my own.
Which stone would be your first choice to add to your totem necklace?